What will I learn?

Understand how the human body works by studying a Bachelor of Medical Science. This degree lets you delve into genetics, immunology, nutrition, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry and anatomy

You’ll gain the fundamental knowledge of the medical sciences required to continue with further study in medicine or pursue a career in areas such as medical research, pharmacology, physiotherapy, nutrition, dietetics and forensic science

This is a practical degree that gives you the chance to interact with health professionals so you can gain real-world experience that will get you noticed by employers
Career Options

  • Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide
  • The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row

Employment Opportunities

The Bachelor of Medical Science is designed for students who are interested in how the human body works and for those who may plan graduate entry into medicine, other health professions, forensic science or medical research ANU Bachelor of Medical Science graduates compete successfully at jobs requiring knowledge of modern molecular, cellular and biotechnological techniques. This degree will also give students who have an interest in health administration in both government and private sectors a sound basis for entry into this discipline

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcome Bachelor of Medical Science

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to

  • develop, apply, integrate and generate scientific knowledge in educational and professional contexts
  • use a range of skills and methods to identify, analyze and respond to problems and issues
  • convey and relate professional and disciplinary information and ideas to diverse audiences in effective and appropriate ways
  • work in both independent and collaborative ways with others to encompass diverse abilities and perspectives; and
  • exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen

Learning outcomes Bachelor of Medical Science Honours Year

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to

  • Specific learning outcomes will depend on the nature of the research project. In general, on satisfactory completion of the program students will have the knowledge and skills to
  • Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation and evaluation of a research topic in the field of biomedical sciences
  • Systematically identify relevant theory and concepts in the field of biomedical sciences, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence, and draw appropriate conclusions
  • Engage in critical review of appropriate and relevant information sources
  • Understand and apply principles of laboratory safety and relevant laboratory techniques.
  • Communicate concepts and results clearly and effectively both in writing and orally
  • Record original data and apply statistical or other evaluation processes to original data when appropriate

Which department am I in?

ANU College of Health and Medicine



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$48,680.00 (US$ 34,159) per year
Start date

21 February 2022


The Australian National University

Acton Campus,


Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to undergraduate programs at ANU, the following qualifications from an approved institution will be considered when assessing applicant’s eligibility: Australian Year 12 or international equivalent. Completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 5 or higher. Minimum 1 year of full-time enrolment (1.0 FTE) in a single bachelor program study. English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS: An overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; a score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5 in TOEFL (paper based test); A score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening in TOEFL (internet based test); Cambridge CAE Advanced (Post 2015): An overall score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in all sub-skills. PTE Academic an overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 55 in each of the communicative skills.

For international students

Applicants who complete a recognised secondary/senior secondary/post-secondary/tertiary sequence of study will be assessed based on an equivalent selection rank that is calculated upon application.

Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; TOEFL internet based test score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL paper based test score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5; Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills; PTE Academic score of Overall 64, minimum score of 55 in each section.


*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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